Galway city shown to millions as scenic backdrop for new Japanese Anime cartoon

The Japanese animation style of Anime is popular the world over and is best seen in such films as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and The Cat Returns.

While many of these films have a Japanese setting, a recent Anime cartoon called Fractale is set in Galway and features many recognisable city landmarks.

Famous locations from around the city are recreated faithfully, including Shop Street, the canals, and the Mills Street Garda Station.

Anime fans who would like to watch the series or Galwegians curious to see how Japanese animators have depicted our city can download an episode of Fractale at


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